Thursday, March 03, 2005

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Cameroon uncovers salary scandal

Cameroon says widespread corruption in its finance ministry has cost it 1bn CFA francs ($2m) a month.
What else is new? See, the problem is that we have lived with corruption for so long, that we have grown accustomed to it, as part of the usual landscape of politics and finance, and as an integral part of daily life. It is going to take a major culture change - which means a great deal of political will, to reverse the trend. Unfortunately, that will does not seem to be there. Maybe this time, there will be change.

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